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Recognizing POV and nonfiction craft and structure moves are very challenging for most students. This short video course - aimed directly at students - models EXACTLY how students can spot the different POV (or perspectives) presented in texts. This lesson ALSO provides a long list (and a practice exercise) of various nonfiction craft moves present in many articles.
There is enough content here EASILY for two sessions. The skills covered can be referred back to again and again as these may form the foundation of your NF reading and writing course. Imagine your students being able to dismiss a source because 'enough varied perspectives were not presented' or argue that an author's message lacked depth as the article, 'depended heavily on emotive language.' After these sessions, this is VERY possible.
Use the video as a teaching aid - or simply show the video DIRECTLY to your students, pausing at certain times while your students follow on with the steps given.
The approach in the video gives concise and detailed explanations in an engaging format of these complex concepts.
ALL SLIDES shown in the video are offered as supplementary material FREE with this video AND a link to the HIGHLY ENGAGING topic ' Should students listen to music while studying' is also provided for more practice of the technique covered.
In addition - a follow-up small group activity or independent activity is also given for students to have additional practice at these important skills.
This video is the second of four in my powerful short NF reading strategies course on informational text. (Find these in my store -NF Main Idea and Details and NF Text Meaning).
More videos like these will be coming in my store aimed at the middle school audience over the next few weeks.